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Cross-platform, not cross correspondent


I'm sure that readers will not want to see some epic developing between Sutherland Lyall and myself, but since he is using his column to continue crowing (AJ 3.3.05), I think one further response from myself is fair.

I have no problem in you criticising Apple - we certainly do with great regularity. We are not devotees, and our office uses PCs as well as Macs in recognition of the fact that PCs do some things better. My kids are the same at home; they prefer Macs, but they switch effortlessly to our PC depending on what they're up to. Both at home and office we don't mess around with Virtual PC running on a Mac, because we know that the PC is a much better solution.

I was complaining about the dripfeed of rather childish digs that your column kept subjecting us to, and your latest contribution illustrates this. I don't want to turn your column into some bland and ultra-correct series of well-balanced views, but you need to get a grip on this hang-up.

Ian Sutherland McCook, Halston Fleming Properties

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